‘Masters of Wedding Photography UK’ Award Win 2017
I was really happy to be awarded for TWO photographs in the first quarterly judging for this years’s ‘Masters of Wedding Photography UK & Ireland’. It’s a tough competition to enter and I was certainly in some great company judging from the other winners – check out their award winning images as well.
Photography isn’t about competitions – it’s about personal expression and the taste and reaction of the viewer but it is interesting to benchmark yourself against very different but high quality work. It also pushes you to constantly improve and look to do better work.
I’m not a serial collector of badges to display on my website – so I enter very few awards, just the ones I think are critically interesting and are a challenging to judge.
An emotional Response to my Wedding Photography
I’ve never had someone say they booked me because I won an award. People book because they have an emotional response to the wedding photography I put out there and that’s what they want for their day too. Photos that show emotion and individuality – tell the unique story of everyone who came together on their day.
The two photographs that won this award are interesting choices for me – one is a first dance photograph and the other what I would consider a ‘detail’ shot.
The black and white dance photograph was taken at James and Clare’s wedding at The Bell in Ticehurst last summer – have a peep at their whole day.
Looking To Add Context to the Details
The second is detail shot of the bride’s shoes taken at a Richmond Park wedding in London. I’m not one to take wedding day details in isolation (no running off with the dress and hanging it from a tree for me!) so I’m always looking to add context to the details of the day.
I also wrote a blog post for the ‘Master of Wedding Photography UK’ on one of my previous award winning images if you’d like to take a look….
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